IRS official Lois Lerner, the director of the agency's division that singled out Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before a House oversight committee hearing on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Selena Velasquez MySpace Albuquerque, N.M. (The Weekly Vice) - Selena Velasquez, a 17-year-old New Mexico woman, has been jailed after she allegedly had consensual sex with a 43-year-old man, then threatened to file rape charges if he...Show More Summary
Authorities said they would continue their search Thursday for a Minnesota child who remained missing after a gravel slide swept several children on a school fossil-hunting trip into a pit, killing one. The fourth-graders from a St. Louis Park elementary school were hiking in Li …
On Wednesday night, The Daily Show played host to one of the occasional sparring matches between Jon Stewart and his Fox News frenemy, Bill O'Reilly. This go-around, Stewart and O'Reilly agree that the Justice Department over-reached...Show More Summary
You'd have to search long and hard to find a member of Congress not outraged that politics and partisanship crept into the work of the IRS, leading to the wrongful targeting of tea partiers and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. Show More Summary
Two men, one wielding a large knife and meat cleaver, reportedly hacked to death a London man on Wednesday in what British officials are describing as a terror attack. Scant details have emerged so far, but the victim is believed to have been a British solider. Show More Summary
GRAPEVINE, Texas (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and members of conservative groups gathered in the Texas town of Grapevine on Wednesday where Boy Scouts of America delegates were expected to vote at a national meeting to lift its ban on gay youth mem...
Every week, The Diplomat’s editorial team scours the web to find the best material on all things China. From Beijing’s relations with its neighbors and growing military might, to a rapidly evolving economy and amazing arts and culture, we present a diverse grouping of articles for your reading pleasure. Here are our top picks for this week. Show More Summary
BOSTON (Reuters) - The average 401(k) retirement balance for U.S. workers hit a record high of $80,900 in the first quarter, a growth spurt of 75 percent since the stock market's nadir in March 2009, Fidelity Investments said on Thursday based on a sur...
In Josephine County, Oregon, a disturbing result of cuts to police forces was profiled on public radio after a woman was raped by a former boyfriend — and a 911 dispatcher was unable to send units to prevent the attack. NPR covered the situation in Josephine County, where the unidentified woman had called police to [...]Show More Summary
After three days of combing through the wreckage of their storm-shattered community, officials in Moore, Oklahoma, say all residents have been accounted for.That news comes as the town starts to look toward the monumental task of rebuilding...Show More Summary
A fourth-grade field trip to a Mississippi River park popular with fossil hunters turned deadly Wednesday when gravel saturated by persistent rain gave way, killing one child and injuring two others.
Alai’ja Freedom Corbin Boyfriends From Hell: Jordan Everhart arrested for his girlfriend’s daughter, 18-month-old Alai’ja Freedom Corbin, child abuse homicide Jordan Everhart’s trial in death of toddler begins Ada County toddler killed because baby sitter wanted to play Xbox, prosecutor says Man found guilty of killing toddler gets 20 years to life Boise-area man gets […]
Rachel Maddow was slightly puzzled tonight about Attorney General Eric Holder's admission today that the U.S. government killed four American citizens via drone strikes. She found it amazing that anyone in government would admit this...Show More Summary
Phoenix Police officer Daryl Raetz was tragically killed in the line of duty just days ago — and in a show of support, hundreds of his fellow cops attended the Kindergarten graduation of his small daughter, Tatum Raetz. While Officer Daryl Raetz’s little girl has to live with the loss of her father (killed in [...]Show More Summary
A West Point Military Academy staff member has been accused of planting hidden cameras in the shower and locker room facilities of female cadets, U.S. military and Pentagon officials told NBC News. Sgt. 1st Class Michael McClendon has been relieved of his duties at West Point. M …
Ahead of President Obama's big counterterrorism speech tomorrow, Attorney General Eric Holder has written a letter, obtained by the New York Times, to the Senate Judiciary Committee disclosing the four American citizens killed by targeted...Show More Summary
In a letter to congressional leaders Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder formally acknowledged that four American citizens had been killed by U.S. drone strikes abroad, including al-Qaida-affiliated cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. The New York Times: The American responsibility for Mr. Show More Summary